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Habitat director has strong foundation for leadership

Habitat director has strong foundation for leadership

Dan Klein's experience and expertise serve as a foundation to building homes for families in need and strengthening communities.

December 23, 2011 12:00 am
Pet lover collects food to help families keep their pets

Pet lover collects food to help families keep their pets

Helen Sumers' desire to help animals led to her founding Home Sweet Home Forever Pet Assistance.

December 22, 2011 12:00 am
Employment specialist honored for work at The Arc

Employment specialist honored for work at The Arc

Bev Hornak passionately serves clients as employment specialist at The Arc of Northwest Indiana, a Gary-based agency for people with disabilities.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am
Lansing teen aims to be mechanical engineer

Lansing teen aims to be mechanical engineer

Ryan Blank, 17, hopes to continue academic success at Bradley University.

December 21, 2011 12:00 am
Santos' love for investigating, reporting and filming events is framing her future

Santos' love for investigating, reporting and filming events is framing her future

PORTAGE | Rachel Santos, 19, daughter of Raymond Santos and Grace Sutherland, both of Portage, will continue her study of journalism at the collegiate level.

December 19, 2011 12:00 am
Author turns passion for storytelling into children's books

Author turns passion for storytelling into children's books

Anne Marie Holler hopes her first children's book will worm its way into the hearts of young readers.

December 19, 2011 12:00 am
Pastor leads congregation that reaches out to community

Pastor leads congregation that reaches out to community

Pastor Doug Gamble leads Suncrest Christian Church in Hobart to be a part of the community and to meet the needs of those it serves.

December 16, 2011 12:00 am
New nursing director still sees herself as a teacher

New nursing director still sees herself as a teacher

Linda Delunas, Ph.D, RN is the new director of the School of Nursing at Indiana University Northwest effective Jan. 1.

December 15, 2011 1:30 am
Mossell believes in helping others

Mossell believes in helping others

Pageant contestant Alanna Mossell, 18, believes in helping patients diagnosed with cancer.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
College student helps youths attend special IU camp

College student helps youths attend special IU camp

Michael Dempsey, 20, of Highland, is part of the Camp Kesem magic.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
Coordinator makes sure Meals on Wheels can bank on Centier

Coordinator makes sure Meals on Wheels can bank on Centier

Tami Janda coordinates a corporate partnership with Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana for Centier Bank.

December 12, 2011 1:15 am
T.F. South senior recognized for academic, extracurricular success

T.F. South senior recognized for academic, extracurricular success

Brandon Ostrowski, 18, was recently recognized as a future leader in the community by Rotary Club of Lansing.

December 12, 2011 12:00 am
Local author loves writing about turtles for children

Local author loves writing about turtles for children

Local author JoAnne Stoklasa, of Hammond, loves writing books for children.

December 09, 2011 12:00 am
Trainer's goal is to keep people healthy and active

Trainer's goal is to keep people healthy and active

Personal trainer Luke Triveline, of Crown Point, advocates a healthy active lifestyle for everyone.

December 08, 2011 12:00 am
Have tuba, will play — to raise tuition for elite band

Have tuba, will play — to raise tuition for elite band

Nick Puchek, 18, proved he had the right stuff during a two-day audition for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
Scoutmaster mentors youth through Eagle Scout ranks

Scoutmaster mentors youth through Eagle Scout ranks

Drew Morton mentors youth and provides training in leadership, citizenship and moral character as scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 48 in Crown Point.

December 05, 2011 12:00 am
Recycling and helping families drive ReStore manager

Recycling and helping families drive ReStore manager

Kim DeRisi, of Lowell, believes in recycling to save the environment and to help families in Northwest Indiana build their futures.

December 02, 2011 12:00 am
Musician finds his voice by starting ministry for change

Musician finds his voice by starting ministry for change

Josh Connell, of Crown Point, strives to glorify God through prayer, music and lyrics.

December 01, 2011 12:00 am
Chesterton's Kennedy Brown, 12, wins a plum dancing role

Chesterton's Kennedy Brown, 12, wins a plum dancing role

Kennedy Brown has danced her way into the limelight at age 12, recently being chosen to perform a program normally done by professionals.

November 30, 2011 4:00 pm Photos

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Student samples career while in high school

Student samples career while in high school

Elizabeth Buth, 18, experiences her future career while in high school by attending Porter County Career and Technical Center.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am
Cancer research becomes real for IU camp volunteer

Cancer research becomes real for IU camp volunteer

Evan Jameyfield chooses to make a difference in the lives of children whose parents have had a cancer diagnosis.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am
Parent is strong supporter of parochial school education

Parent is strong supporter of parochial school education

Our Lady of Grace School scores high marks with longtime supporter Dan Kalinowski, of Highland.

November 28, 2011 3:00 am
Blythe 'horses' around at Valparaiso stable

Blythe 'horses' around at Valparaiso stable

Mike Blythe helps youth gain confidence and learn responsibility and loyalty working with horses at Creekside Stables and Kennels in Valparaiso.

November 28, 2011 2:30 am
Passion for dance leads to classes for Parkinson patients

Passion for dance leads to classes for Parkinson patients

Madeline Wilson is in step to make a difference in the lives of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurological disorder causing tremors, rigidity, a slowing of movement and difficulty with balance.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
New director ready to take off with new challenge

New director ready to take off with new challenge

Becky Manis' passion for science takes flight in her position as the new executive director of Challenger Learning Center on the campus of Purdue University Calumet in Hammond.

November 24, 2011 12:00 am
Monastyrski expresses her love for music in many ways

Monastyrski expresses her love for music in many ways

Portage High School senior Stefanie Monastyrski, daughter of Dan and Mary Monastyrski of Portage, is a member of the school choir and a three-year member of the color guard that uses flags, batons and rifles to visually represent the music. The guard marches alongside the marching band perfo…

November 23, 2011 12:00 am
Top senior hopes to ship off to Naval Academy

Top senior hopes to ship off to Naval Academy

Crown Point High School senior Shawn DeBoth, 17, is a candidate for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

November 23, 2011 12:00 am
Literacy coach expands vocabulary for teachers and students

Literacy coach expands vocabulary for teachers and students

Lisa Groszek focuses on improving teaching and learning as the new literacy coach at Eggers Middle School in Hammond.

November 21, 2011 12:00 am
Health care educator helps students find success

Health care educator helps students find success

Rochelle Robinson-Levant, of Homewood, plays a major role in education and health care as an instructor for the University of Phoenix.

November 18, 2011 12:00 am
Teacher blends sports and technology at Lutheran school

Teacher blends sports and technology at Lutheran school

Matt Albertin, of Valparaiso, shares his love for sports and technology with students attending St. Paul Lutheran School in Munster.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am
Projects are 'key' to her success

Projects are 'key' to her success

Washington Township High School senior Nicole Batzek, 17, participates in enriching service projects through Key Club.

November 16, 2011 12:00 am
Teen salutes the flag to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Teen salutes the flag to earn Girl Scout Gold Award

Tiffani Gibson, 15, of Schererville, raised patriotic spirit with her Girl Scout Gold Award project.

November 16, 2011 12:00 am
T.F. South senior pursuing career as Spanish teacher

T.F. South senior pursuing career as Spanish teacher

Rotary Club of Lansing recognizes Thornton Fractional South High School senior Jeremy Hunding as Student of the Month.

November 14, 2011 12:00 am
Volunteer driver now directs volunteers at Meals on Wheels

Volunteer driver now directs volunteers at Meals on Wheels

Mike Glorioso, of Crown Point, is driven to make a difference in the lives of others.

November 11, 2011 12:00 am
Personal trainer aims to make clients fit and healthy

Personal trainer aims to make clients fit and healthy

Chad Leader helps others to be fit and healthy at Leader 1 Fitness in Crown Point.

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
T.F. South senior honored by Rotary Club for second time

T.F. South senior honored by Rotary Club for second time

Rotary Club of Lansing has recognized Liliana Arroyo, 18, for achievements in and out of the classroom.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
Coed immersed in community service and studies at IU

Coed immersed in community service and studies at IU

Courtney Severin, 19, receives high marks for academics and community involvement at Indiana University in Bloomington.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
De La Salle has new special events coordinator

De La Salle has new special events coordinator

Maggie McEldowney is the new special events coordinator at De La Salle Institute.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am

Gesse enjoys a good scare

Jake Gesse, 17, welcomes daring souls touring Amhurst Alysum in Valparaiso.

November 07, 2011 12:00 am
E.C. woman named national finalist in Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year contest

E.C. woman named national finalist in Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year contest

East Chicago Katherine House Boys and Girls Club member Tamika Mallett, 18, is a shining star for the community.

November 04, 2011 12:00 am
Lovelyn Palm shares messages blogging at momentswithlove.blogspot.com.

Lovelyn Palm shares messages blogging at momentswithlove.blogspot.com.

Lovelyn Palm blogs almost daily about family, faith, adoption, orphan care, living life positively and enjoying life. She shares experiences and insight and about faith that moved her and husband, Matt, to open their hearts and home and adopt.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
Teen's goal is to find homes for all shelter animals

Teen's goal is to find homes for all shelter animals

Michelle Vega, 18, has a heart for homeless animals at the Humane Society of Hobart.

November 02, 2011 12:00 am
Carden returns to school, earns degree

Carden returns to school, earns degree

Myra Carden, 59, stepped out of her comfort zone and went back to school.

November 02, 2011 12:00 am
Principal leads a team of exemplary readers at Eads

Principal leads a team of exemplary readers at Eads

Principal Linda Bevil leads the team effort for student success at James B. Eads Elementary School in Munster.

October 31, 2011 12:00 am
Student-athlete honored for performance, leadership

Student-athlete honored for performance, leadership

Student-athlete Lucia Bracco, 17, has been honored for excellence in the classroom and on the golf course.

October 28, 2011 12:00 am
AmeriCorps volunteer extends service at Taltree

AmeriCorps volunteer extends service at Taltree

Anna Mroz, of Valparaiso, answers the call of service as a member of AmeriCorps.

October 27, 2011 12:00 am
Homecoming king earns academic, athletic awards

Homecoming king earns academic, athletic awards

Billy Van Cleef, 17, is a scholar and athlete.

October 26, 2011 12:00 am
Southeast Side teen recognized for academics, activities

Southeast Side teen recognized for academics, activities

Isaac Pizana, 16, is a standout Meteor at De La Salle Institute in Chicago.

October 26, 2011 12:00 am
Writing about his Hoosier Hero earns runner a scholarship

Writing about his Hoosier Hero earns runner a scholarship

Matt Orsag, of Highland, earned a Hoosier Heroes Scholarship.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
Hill helps football program grow at Boone Grove

Hill helps football program grow at Boone Grove

Bryan Hill empowers youth and makes them part of a tradition at Boone Grove High School.

October 24, 2011 12:00 am
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